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Jörg-Rüdiger Sack

Jörg-Rüdiger Wolfgang Sack (born in Duisburg, Germany) is a professor of computer science at Carleton University, where he holds the SUN–NSERC chair in Applied Parallel Computing. Sack received a master's degree from the University of Bonn in 1979 and a Ph.D. in 1984 from McGill University, under the supervision of Godfried Toussaint. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, co-editor of the Handbook of Computational Geometry (Elsevier, 2000, ), and co-editor of the proceedings of the biennial Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS). He was a co-founding editor-in-chief of the open access Journal of Spatial Information Science but is no longer an editor there. Sack's research interests include computational geometry, parallel algorithms, and geographic information systems.